ALBANY, NY (11/02/2018) (readMedia)-- Michelle Harm, a financial professional with Prudential Advisors, was elected as National President of Women in Insurance & Financial Services – the largest association of financial services professionals working together to attract, develop and advance women – during the WIFS annual meeting on October 24, 2018.

Harm joined WIFS in 2010 and served as a leader of her local Chapter. She began her national board service with WIFS in 2016 as a Director, going on to assume the roles of National Secretary and President-Elect.

"There is an immense need for an advocate for women in the profession, but WIFS cannot do it alone. We are exploring many new collaborative opportunities with sister associations, industry and educational entities to further our mission. The collective voice has the power to change the face of the profession," said Harm.

Prudential Advisors is an executive sponsor of WIFS Partners for Excellence, a group of leading industry corporations committed to supporting the attraction and advancement of women in the financial services profession. Their collective contributions enable WIFS to engage in career attraction initiatives and provide its membership with robust educational programming, online resources, and groundbreaking demographic and industry-wide research on what drives women to be successful.

Harm, based in Troy, Michigan, has been a financial professional for 14 years and joined Prudential Advisors last year. She holds an MBA from Lehigh University and is a Retirement Income Certified Planner (RICP®).

About WIFS

More than 80 years strong, Women in Insurance & Financial Services, headquartered in Albany, NY, is an association of financial services professionals working together to attract, develop and advance women. They champion career opportunities, provide professional development and represent women's interests to the profession. Membership is composed of industry leaders, client facing and allied professionals who benefit from national and local chapter services. Their vision is to be the global change leader inspiring women to achieve their dreams.

WIFS members receive value from monthly education programs, local chapters across the country, an annual national conference, professional development and corporate partnerships.

For more information about WIFS and upcoming programs, visit WIFSnational.org or contact Deborah Duffy, executive director, at 866-264-WIFS (9437).